Arielle Rohan-Newsom

The Dew Eagle, Illustration, Issue 28, September 1, 2014


Birth date? Jan. 16, 1978

When did you start doing artwork? Approximately 8 years old, but I started getting paid for it at 26.

When and what and where did you first get published? This is my first professional illustration for a publication.

Do you use reoccurring themes or images in your illustrations? I prefer to create fantasy art, mostly female characters. I love native american art, as their culture and beliefs fascinate me.

What media do you like to work in? Why? My favorite media is still a good old graphite pencil, though I have changed from the #2 pencil to a 3B as my favorite. I dont' think I will ever stop loving hand rendering because of the way it flows for me.

What artist's work do you most admire? How has this artist's work influenced you? Caravaggio is one of my all time favorites for his amazing contrast. I do love a lot of modern artists for their messages like Banksy. Art is to express emotion, and he is a master of it in our time.

Biography
With a varied background, it took me some time to settle into the idea of getting a degree in Art.  I got my Bachelors in Media arts and animation in 2006. When I graduated, I had managed to master the major adobe programs used in 3d animation as well as 3DStudio Max. Now I'm working in the art industry as a graphic artist placing artwork for digital imprint and screen printing. I love to tinker and craft in my spare time.